This afternoon a congressman was on, and he told us Trump is trying to destroy the postal service from within. "Trying" implies failure. Trump IS DESTROYING the postal service from within. "The IG needs to investigate".

Won't that just get the IG fired?

Commentators, anchors, congress people, etc. often still say Russia 'tried' or 'attempted' to interfere in the 2016 election. Again, this implies failed in their efforts, and, for that reason, did not interfere.

Now they're 'trying' to interfere in November's election